Audiodork... I also must agree with js19707's statement.... the "Onkyo Failure Tracking" thread that you linked to in your latest replie is also very innaccurate
As a concerned 708 owner, I have religiously
checked both this thread and the failure tracking thread consistently over the last several months. There are multiple
people on this thread who have not added there numbers
to the failure thread.
(Only 1 post since August 21st? 1100+ posters here,with 86,600+ views vs 42 total posters and 3,462 views...(.and I have atleast 60+ of those views!) on the tracking thread)
I have also posted on this thread (a while ago) to remind the newcomers to this thread to include their numbers in that thread... and I again ask for those who haven't taken the time to participate in that poll to please do so!!! The only way we can get a true feel of the scope of the problem (something we will never
get from Onkyo unfortunately) is if everyone contributes to the poll who have units affected by this problem. The number of posters on this thread who report problems is far greater than the total
number of respondants (problems and
no problems) that have responded in that thread.
It also needs to be mentioned (again
)that most units that failed had that failure after 4-6 months of use. It is only now
that we are approaching that time frame for units repaired by the prescribed fix.
I say it is too early to call it a fix, hence my agreement with "ticking time bomb", thou I am wishing it is truely rectified... again, only time will tell!